Combined Birth Control Pills May Be Beneficial in Reducing Endometriosis Pain

Combined Birth Control Pills May Be Beneficial in Reducing Endometriosis Pain By Özge Özkaya

Treatment with an extended regimen of ethinylestradiol and drospirenone improves health-related quality of life, according to a new study conducted on Japanese women with painful periods or pelvic pain due to endometriosis. (Ethinylestradiol and drospirenone are medications that are widely…

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What are the most common symptoms of endometriosis and how are they related to age?

What are the most common symptoms of endometriosis and how are they related to age? By Eylül GÜN

Even though the incidence of endometriosis is relatively high and numerous studies are being conducted to elucidate its pathogenesis, it is still a highly underdiagnosed and undertreated disease. The symptoms of the disease are well-known; however, the correlation between the…

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Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Endometriosis Pain

Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Endometriosis Pain By Özge Özkaya

There is no difference between the oral progestin dienogest and combined oral contraceptive pills in managing pain and increasing quality of life in women with endometriosis, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. However, there was…

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Combined contraceptive pills and immune system cells in the endometriotic cyst wall

Combined contraceptive pills and immune system cells in the endometriotic cyst wall By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Wanwisa Waiyaput and associates from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, have published their results on the immune regulatory cells of the surgically resected endometriotic cyst walls in the “Journal of Ovarian Research”. The defective immune response is believed to have…

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Women reject using hormonal drugs for endometriosis, an accelerating need for nonhormonal medications

Women reject using hormonal drugs for endometriosis, an accelerating need for nonhormonal medications By Bahar Yuksel

Although the pathophysiology of endometriosis is poorly understood, endocrine drugs are widely used for reducing inflammation and patients’ symptoms. Burla and colleagues aimed to evaluate the patients’ thoughts and expectations about the endocrine drugs which are used in the treatment…

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